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. >>> here in washington, president obama and his family attended church today. they went to services near the white house. the president wished everyone he saw a happy easter. we are expecting that news conference about the murders in texas within the next couple of hours and again we will bring it to you live when it happens. >>> when we return, the men who pray for our nation's leaders. >> these are patriots. these are people who seriously desire the best for this nation. >> democrats and republicans thank me for that prayer. neezin] she may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec®. powerful allergy relief for adults and kids six years and older. zyrtec®. love the air. and kids six years and older. [ dog ] we found it together.upbeat ] on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. there's a reason no one says "easy like mond
particularly at the places where the suffering is greatest. in washington, president obama and the first family attending easter services at st. john's church and the episcopal church. they h they-- we're told that former president and anti-apartheid leader, nelson mandela's condition is improving further. he's been receiving treatment for recurring pneumonia. a spokesperson saying he had a restful day out today. investors will be looking for signs for hiring and momentum. and this is stocks continuing to run into record territory with key indices breaking all-time highs. will the party, as they call it, continue on wall street? senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls and bears, brenda buttner with a look ahead to the week on wall street, brenda? >> harris, forget about lions and lambs, march was all about bulls on wall street. on the last trading day of the month, s & p which powers many of your 401(k)'s hit an all-time high. blue chips have been breaking records since early march and will main street follow wall street? the recovery is having a tough time. unemployment, while stubbo
'm very hopeful that we can get this passed. >> dana milbank writes in "the washington post". obama on guns too little too late. on almost every topic from budget negotiations to national security, washington seems only to act these days in response to crisis if it acts at all. obama errored in trying to use newtown to build support for his positions on taxes and energy and immigration and he compounded the error by sending j joe biden to conduct a study. once the president took his foot off the accelerator no other action not even michael bloomberg's ad campaign to maintain the momentum. mark kelly has been, obviously, outspoken advocate on gun control legislation and he has been going around and buying guns and showing how long it takes to fill out a background check. i think it was like five minutes and 36 seconds, just if you care. if you can wait five minutes and 36 seconds for your gun. >> so i'm hearing behind the scenes there is still a deal that is being worked on universal background checks but yesterday it sound like it might be dead. >> they are still trying to figure ou
speech since stepping down as secretary of state. presenting a leadership award ceremony in washington, d.c. >>> president obama heading to denver to talk gun control in the new gun laws. skip over thursday and friday. sleep through those days because saturday is the next big event. the date is set for the final four. kick off here in georgia on saturday. so, that is your week ahead. we'll be right back. >>> good morning, atlanta. time to wake up. just a nice 68 degrees for the high today. get your sunday going. why not, when you're getting your sunday going getting your sexy back for summer, for spring. lose ten pounds in ten days. here's a way to do it safely because we're talking to fitness and nutrition expert mark mcdonald. mark, i mean, what are you talking about starving yourself for ten days? >> no, no, nothing like that, alison. all about summertime. we want to get spring and we want to get our sexy back. three simple things. eat in threes. stabilizing your blood sugar is not about cutting or restricting, utbut all about getting a balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates. releas
back to before the obama administration. is washington going to do, if anything, to answer andrew's question? the stock market going up, things improving and incremental ways richard said on a daily basis. anything washington feels need to be done to deal with the slow growth that has been around a long time? >> i wish i could be really optimistic. i'm not. i've been pessimistic this last while, despite the optimism of some colleagues about any sort of grand bargain. i'm certainly pessimistic about anything specifically trying to jump-start the economy, anything specifically that is a big enough debt deal to have big impact. i think we are going to bump along. i think we will bump through the next two near crises and then slide into spring and summer hoping that things slowly continue to get better for the foreseeable future. >> i'll be more skeptical which i actually worry that we are going to start seeing little trembles from the sequester and see it in the economic numbers and you'll see headlines, by the way, that is then going to scare the markets and you sort of have a littl
: joining us now from washington is bob johnson. so, here is what i don't understand. 93% of african-americans voted for president obama last november. even though black employment is so high. why? >> well, i think first of all, african-americans have immense pride in president obama as a president. they see it as a major accomplishment in this country and embracing an african-american leader. and they are positive and hopeful, probably, more than anything else, that his leadership will make their lives better. >> bill: all right. but it didn't turn out that way. i mean he had four years to improve the black unemployment rate. and it's not improving. so, you are saying that african-american community en masse is voting on hope. they hope it's going to get better but it certainly hasn't gotten better. >> yeah. i would say, bill, that african-americans hang under ts unemployment problem, this gap for over 50 years if you look at the bureau of labor statistics. >> i have them here. >> african-american unemployment has been double that of white people for over 40 years. >> bill: let me g
us now from washington ace reporters carl cameron and james rosen. how seriously, rosen, is the obama administration taking this north korea deal? i mean, these people really can't do much damage. they can invade south korea. they will get their butt kicked, right? >> well, they can inflict a lot of damage. they don't have the missile technology to strap one of their nuclear weapons to a missile and hit our shores, but the bottom line to answer your question is u.s. officials take it very seriously. both, a, because they have nuclear weapons. they have an army of over a million men. we have 28,000 troops stationed in south korea and also this is a cash starved regime that has never met a missile or nuclear technology that it didn't want to or try to sell. proliferation is is a big concern. i have talked, bill, to the guys that have actually dealt face-to-face with the north koreans, we don't have diplomatic relations with the north koreans, but we do have something called the new york channel which operates through the auspices of the u.n. in new york. i have talked to the guys who ha
away. probably regret that later i bet. and in washington now, the first lady, mrs. obama, making a bit of a freudian slip perhaps? while describing her life at the white house. >> as a busy single mother. or i shouldn't say single. as a busy mother, stimgz when you got the husband as president, it can feel single. but he's there. >> oops. and recovery. she wasn't alone in the verbal missteps. the president is taking heat over comments he made over california's attorney general, kamala harris. he praised her and then said "she also happens to be by far the best looking attorney general in the country." guess what? that comment lit up social media with cries that the president was sexist. on what planet in his mind did he think that sounded like the right thing to say? said a woman. and another wondered if eric holder's feelings were hurt. >>> legendary film critic roger ebert passed away at the age of 70. more on his life and legacy, after a quick break. two thumbs up, and shine a spotlight on unknown films. roger ebert died at the age of 70. this look back at roger beater's career. >>
different for the easter holiday. >>> in washington, d.c. the first family attended easter church services this morning. the president and mrs. obama strolled with their daughters sasha and lalia to st. john's church. >>> new video after a man was struck by a car in what appears to be a road rage incident in oakland. police say the victim was involved in a fender bender just minutes before and had followed the other vehicle for about seven blocks. the victim got out of their car and approached the driver. >>> following a string of scandals at the port of oakland we first told you about last fall. port officials have spend a great deal more money and time vowing reform. including an announcement two days ago that will finally begin a formal policy on reimbursed expenses. but we have uncovered still more questionable spending of the public's money and port executives still refuse to explain them. ktvu's eric rasmussen has tonight's special report. >>> last october, we uncovered a series of questionable expenses at the port of oakland that included thousands of dollars spent at strip clubs,
section of "the washington post," -- this morning, president obama is to unveil an initiative to map the human brain. on tuesday he will announce a broad new research initiative started with -- a potential senate race here -- hypothetical matchup in the washington times show mark warner being macdonell easily. mcdonnell has not indicated any interest in returning to the seat. and thoughts on north korea south korea? -- giveny concern is the fact that we have speant so much resourcs in iraq and the countyry is tired of war. the country is tired of war at the wrong time. iss coutnryntry, north korea, the real mccoy. i wonder if those resources should have been saved for a situation like this. both korea is to china what syria is to iran. this is a trying time. somebody is sitting there with "eir legs crossed and saying, he watched this." "watched this." when you look at a deficit -- they cannot come together to get things done. china is watching this. is a very trying time. host: front page of "the wall street journal," -- in the money and investing section of "the wall street journal"
the united states. "washington journal" is live with your calls and e-mails next. ♪ host: that line this morning, obama publishes planned to build roads and bridges. good morning and welcome to this edition of the "washington journal." today is saturday, march 30, 2013. peter baker writes -- useppa proposals to generate money construction projects. that is what we want to talk about the first 45 minutes paying to improve america's infrastructure. 585-3880. for democrats. call us ats can 202-585-3882. you can reach out was with social media. for twitter, @cspanwj. is in thise of what morning's new york times -- we want to show you a little bit about what the president had to say. first, we will take some calls regarding paying to improve america's infrastructure. the first call is from james in riverside, california. caller: good morning. about the you think president's planned? they are proposing a marriage of public and private investment to pay for construction projects. caller: it sounds like a beautiful place -- plan. i love the way obama is very articulate
the united states can learn. but, first, here's my take. it's a given that washington is broken. that the two parties seem incapable of coming together to get things done. but here is something president obama could probably do by himself that would be a signal accomplishment of his presidency, end the war on terror. for the first time since 9/11, an administration official sketched out a possible end point. jay johnson, the then general council for the pentagon saidine a recent speech to the oxford union that as the battle against al qaeda continues, there will come a tipping point that so many leaders of al qaeda and its affiliates have been killed and captures such as al qaeda as we know it has been effectively destroyed. at that point he said our efforts should no longer be considered an armed conflict. you might not realize it, but we're still living in a state of war. this is the longest period that the united states has lived in such a situation. longer than the civil war, world war one or world war ii. it grants the president and the federal government extraordinary authority, effecti
a disabled child. president obama delivered easter greetings as he lead the first family to sunday mass as st. john's episcopal church. they worshiped in a number of congregations this washington, d.c. in britain it was a royal easter as queen elizabeth and prince philip attended services in windsor. leaving church the queen was tbreeted by children who -- greeted by children who presented her with flowers. in california the easter bunny dropped in for a visit from 4,000 feet. some 40,000 easter eggs came by special air delivery. it was all to the delight of hundreds of eager children who got up close and personal with their favorite rabbit. and in all strail yaw, an easter gorilla? it turns out it is easter at the zoo too. this great ape enjoyed some easter treats moving you can enjoy the holiday just monkeying around. abc news. >> easter celebrations throughout san francisco included the annual sunrise service at the mount davidson cross. thousands gathered on the city's highest peak. across town in the mission district glide memorial church had a traditional fried chicken dinner. the purpo
'll do for the economy. >> president obama in miami talking about the private sector investing in infrastructure. joining me now to wrap up a very busy week. the "washington post" chris cillizza, my alter ego, and the "washington post's" nia-malika henderson. first to you, chris. >> i'm putting that on my twitter feed. andrea mitchell's alter ego. >> my best guy. first, this is the president trying to turn the conversation to private sector investment in miami. he is at the port of miami after a very busy week. he's talked about guns and immigration. his polling slightly down. is he getting the conversation where he wants it to be? >> well, look. this is your classic sort of bully pulpit. when the president goes anywhere and says anything, he will get more coverage than any other politician in the country. i'm not sure infrastructure will bump up into the guns conversation. he is going to denver next week to talk about guns. that will override. he talked about infrastructure and the state of union. andrea, he has all these balls up in the air. there's only so much he can catch.
is what a senator from that state says -- and "the washington times" has this headline this morning -- a couple of other stories, president obama tells donors about the tough politics on the environment. the new york times reports that the president was at the home of an outspoken critic of the keystone xl pipeline. on sunday 149 air-traffic control towers are slated to close. the governor of -- andd and congressmen the house's minority whip trent this in "the baltimore sun." we have been talking about the headlines in the paper, including this one in "the new york times." social programs are facing a cut back under president obama's budget. last caller on this topic in the spurt, virginia. -- in leesburg virginia. caller: those calling and saying we should pay into payroll tax -- that is nonsense. it is a pay-as-you-go system. for those receiving benefits right now -- there is no lock box. it is nonsense. second point, the military theet is a majority of discretionary portion of the budget. over all it is a very small portion of the budget. i think what is important, i like the gen
obama couldn't get climate change through a democratic congress a few years ago. the regulations on climate change are coming. everyone in washington is gearing up for us. people in congress, lobbyists. there could be court challenges, basically couldn't get it done through congress. so he will do it administratively through regulation. bill: environmentalists love this. >> yeah. bill: this is what they believe will reduce smog all over america. >> that's correct. bill: politically though, does it sell? >> i think it will be very difficult and here's why, bill. because there is some democrats from red states, also from oil and gas states, mary landrieu who is up for re-election in 2014. mark begich from alaska will be outspoken on this. and there will be effort on any climate change regulations that republicans and democrats will team up and try to overturn these regulations. now, it could pass the house, probably not the senate. and obama would veto it, that will put pressure on the white house especially when the economy is so fragile. i think the obama administration is going
-un, would be san diego, washington, d.c., hawaii, and austin. >> i'm confident president obama is taking a stand. he's our president. i'm confident that the american people will rally behind him. this is a point of unification. this is a defining point in america's history. people need to understand what the north korean threat is. it's perhaps the fifth largest force in the world. they have chemical, nuclear, biological, and nerve weapons. in the event of an attack on seoul, hundreds of thousands of people would die very, very quickly. we have moved missile systems to guam, the most important american base in the pacific. and so the white house is now looking at what they need to be doing, perhaps they've calculated or miscalculated in the past. but there needs to be an understanding on fox and every news network and every newspaper that this is an adversary, that these people want to kill americans. now, some would say, well, this is about money. this is about foreign aid. this is about propping them up. this is about giving them food and fuel. it may be in the end. but the united stat
plays florida and louisville plays duke. >>> president obama is enjoying the march madness. the president visited the verizon center in washington, d.c., to watch syracuse beat marquette. he was spotted sitting in that box and shaking hands with basketball fans while others were scrambling to take pictures of him. as for his own n.c.a.a. predictions, the president says they have been busted. >>> the a's and giants officially open their seasons tomorrow. but last night the two teams wrapped up the exhibition season at the coliseum. ryan vogelsong on the mound in the 3rd. and leaves that pitch up and then he gets a hold of it. the three run shot to left giving the a's a 4 hyundaii 0 lead and they go on to win 4-3. giants up on the road in l.a. tomorrow. >>> and a big weekend for oakland a's fans. tomorrow kicks off a's spirit week. and what a better way to celebrate than opening that season at home. the a's take on the seattle mariners tomorrow night. on friday, an oakland athletics flag was installed at the tribune tower. there is mayor jean quan. quan says she is hopeful th
obama. magazine, theyle traditionally have no interest in washington because they think it is stated, boring, and still, but the sex appeal, for better or worse, in the past four years, it has significantly increased. megan and on politico, mccain, the daughter of senator john mccain, getting a television show. caller: i'd like to say a few things about professor hall's comments about the appearance or real appearance of politicians. i guess that kind of means the old cliche that politics is show business for ugly people is kind of over. more seriously though, i kind of disagree. i do not care what any of these people look like or anything like that and i do not care and i think it kind of underestimates the obvious, which i think is really a big problem here. get thisre you nonsense because the powers that be, whatever it cliche you want to use, they do not think people want to see this serious news. i think if you do put out serious news on a regular basis, by and large, most people would if they thought it had some direct impact on their life. we are talking about the decline in t
president obama launched a plan for job creation. business start up apps was fast tracked but now there are concerns that it blazed through washington nobody noticed any flaws. brenda buttner, anchor of "bulls and bears", so were there flaws? >> yes. there were flaws. it went really fast and nobody has any measure, did it create jobs? they just love the name. was a great thing. first thing, it allows hedge funds basically to market email and internet, facebook to more unsophisticated investors. they haven't been able to do that up to this point. it has a thing called crowd funding which mean that people could be the target of bogus internet scams or frauds. they think as small investors buy a part of company. there is some fear that is also a problem. it also temporarily allows some smaller firms to skirt accounting or disclosure rules when they are going public. the idea is let these small companies go public and they will create jobs, but there is no empirical evidence that happens just because something goes public. >> gregg: did anything good happen out of it? >> well, it show
after the show launched a ceremony was held in washington, d.c. for the unveiling of dr. martin luther king jr.'s memorial and with president obama giving the keynote address we thought it would be a perfect time to look at legacy of dr. king alongside the man who walks in his wake, the nation's first black president. we discuss dr. king to occupy wall street. we were proud of that segment then and still are today. take a lock. >> back with msnbc contributor and columnist, one of my favorite magazine "the nation," melissa harris-perry and bob herbert, author of "waking up from the american dream" and our special guest whose play "mountaintop" opened last week. want to play this clip from dr. king on "meet the press." it's awesome we have the nbc library and got to watch every appearance of dr. king on "meet is press." this is dr. king talking about the efficacy of non-violent direct actions and demonstrations. >> recent polls suggest that in terms of national reaction, demonstrations are now counterproductive. by continuing them, don't you run the risk of doing more harm than good? >>
." >>> president obama headed to a community where a gunman opened fire in a theater. will he be able to regain momentum on gun control? we'll talk with our chief washington correspondent and anchor, jake tapper and elijah cummings will be weighing in as well. >>> what a 911 dispatcher overhears this call. >> she is wet, and i don't know how to get in. i am knocking on doors. there is nobody home. >> she gets her mom on the case. we'll explain, right after the break. i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events, including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reacti
. this breaking news this morning, the "washington post" has gotten a heads up on the president's proposal for the budget of next year. what's interesting is this is unlike the barak obama we've heard from in the past. he's actually talking about cutting social security and medicare big time. but you know what? he's also talking about more taxes. fewer tax hikes, but he is still in this new budget proposal calling for $580 billion in more tax if they did change the cost of living calculation for s the so-called cbit could generate $200 billion. unfortunately, it's going to generate a lot of heat from democrats. >> brian: chain cbi will send guys like independent sanders, bernie sanders over the top. it will send nancy pelosi into the moon. but that's something that republicans say you talked about doing it. when it comes to action, you don't do it. that would be significant. also, he's also talk being a 28% cap on all entitlements which would affect charities, home builders, pension plans, anybody who tried to buy a home. >> steve: writeoffs. >> brian: yeah. so-called closing of loopholes.
this morning's washington journal talking about immigration and gun control. >> host: editor and pub publisher "the nation." thank you for joining us. social program face a cut back in president obama's budget. we expect to see this released next week. and the article says that the president plans to propose a new inflation formula that would have the effect of reducing cost of living payment for social security benefits. there would be protections for those in the low-income bracket and old beneficiary. what do you think about this? >> guest: we have seen the new job numbers come in this morning, and every time those numbers dip, i think it's now 7.6% this morning, it's a hopeful sign that there's a recovery kicking in to place. i think the misplaced obsession with debt and deficit which the social security cut is part of is just crazy. social security, by the way, shouldn't be in the same sentence with the word deficit. the social security has nothing to do -- >> we're going kick it off now. i've within told to keep it to an hour. we're going try to do that. i'm jody schneider. i'm the team
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